Tick…Tick…Tick…. Almost Registration Time!

October 22nd, 2010


Carousel Theatre is a pretty cool place to have fun. Besides having a season of live theatre for young audiences, we have a great Theatre School that is full to the gills every semester with kids itching to explore drama.

Carousel Theatre classes fill up very quickly, with the most popular filling up within a few days of the registration opening.  Winter session starts registration at 9:00AM on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Until then, we wanted to provide you with the information on the classes.  Give us a shout at 604.669.3410 if you have any questions!

IMAGINATION STATION

For ages 3-4 and ages 5-6
(Class size- min. 6, max. 12)

Encourage your child’s imagination to soar! Each week children become wizards, magicians, princesses, pirates, ogres and many other characters as costumes, props and imagination set the stage for an hour of fun and spontaneous play. Children learn cooperation and communication skills as they play theatre games and enact fairy tales and legends. An energetic and entertaining course designed to introduce children to the wonderful world of theatre! These young thespians will explore the works of Robert Munsch and create a short play, which they will perform for family and friends.

IS1- Saturdays- Ages 3 to 4
January 8 – March 12, 2011
9:15 -10:15am
Fee: $130 plus HST

IS2 – Sundays-  Ages 3 to 4
January 9-March 13, 2011
9:15 -10:15am
Fee: $130 plus HST

IS3- Saturdays- Ages 5 to 6
January 8 – March 12, 2011
10:30 – 11:30am
Fee: $130 plus HST

IS4- Sundays-  Ages 5 to 6
January 9-March 13, 2011
10:30 – 11:30am
Fee: $130 plus HST

IS5- Sundays- Ages 5 to 6
January 9-March 13, 2011
11:45am – 12:45pm
Fee $130 plus HST

IS6- Mondays – Ages 3 to 4
January 3- March 7, 2011
9:15 – 10:15am
Fee $130 plus HST

THEATRE JOURNEYS

For ages 7 to 9
(Class size- min 6, max 12)

An exciting and inspiring course featuring storytelling, games, improvisation, dress-up – and boundless energy. Young actors build confidence and develop communication skills as they learn to create characters and other fun acting techniques. These young thespians will explore the works of Robert Munsch and create a short play which they will perform at a showcase for family and friends on the Waterfront Stage on March 13.

TJ1- Saturdays
January 8 – March 12, 2011
12:00 -1:30pm
Fee: $150 plus HST

TJ2 – Sundays
January 9-March 13, 2011
1:00 -2:30pm
Fee: $150 plus HST

TJ3-Wednesday
January 5- March 9, 2011
4:15-5:45pm
Fee: $150 plus HST

ACTING ADVENTURES

For ages 10 to 12
(Class size- min 6, max 12)

Young actors love this unique course that has students returning again and again! Develop a range of acting skills through the exploration of theatre games, improvisation, monologues and scenes. Learn to create different characters through vocal and physical techniques. Acting Adventures is a fabulous course for young actors of all levels of experience – each term new acting skills are taught! These thespians will perform an original creation, which they will perform at a showcase for family and friends on The Waterfront Stage on March 13th.

AA1- Saturdays
January 8 – March 12, 2011
1:45-3:15pm
Fee: $155 plus HST

AA2 – Sundays
January 9-March 13, 2011
3:00-4:30pm
Fee: $155 plus HST

AA3-Thursdays
January 6- March 10, 2011
4:15-5:45pm
Fee: $155 plus HST

TEEN COMPANY- Introductory

For ages 13 to 17
(Class size- min 6, max 12)

Bit by the acting bug? Interested in learning more about a career in the theatre? This is your chance to create new characters, explore text and learn improvisation skills. Learn vocal and physical techniques designed to help you develop a range of emotions and characters. These thespians will perform an original creation, which they will perform at a showcase on The Waterfront Stage on March 13, 2011

TC- Saturdays
January 8 – March 12, 2011
3:30pm -5:30pm
Fee: $175 plus HST

TEEN COMPANY –Advanced Workshops

For ages 14 to 17
(Class size- min 6, max 12)

Specialty sessions for advanced theatre students, these mini-courses are designed to challenge and inspire teen actors who are interested in a possible career in theatre. These mini-courses require a prerequisite of Teen Company or Teen Shakespeare Program, or an audition. The Scene Study Course will focus on works by Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and others. The Mask Course will focus on character masks.

TCA1 Scene Study-Tuesdays (5 classes)
January 4 – February 1, 2011
4:15-6:15 PM
Fee $125 plus HST

TCA2- Mask! – Tuesdays (5 classes)
February 8-March 8, 2011
4:15-6:15pm
Fee: $125 plus HST

THE ENSEMBLE- Homelearners

For ages 8 – 16
(Class size- min 8, max 12)

A fun and challenging class designed to introduce students of all experience-levels to the art and craft of theatre, focusing on character and improvisation. The class will incorporate theatre exercises, games, improv exercises, and other playmaking and storytelling activities, actors’ will develop their individual theatre skills within an ensemble setting.

HL1-Tuesdays (10 classes)
January 4 – February 8, 2011
1:30 – 3:30pm
Fee $170 plus HST

THEATRE SCHOOL POLICIES

PAYMENTS
Payment is due upon registration. Registration is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

REFUNDS
Refunds will be made for withdrawal up to the 2nd class only. A $25 administration fee is charged on all refunds plus a percentage for each class taken.

BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS
Carousel Theatre and our instructors are not responsible for students before and after class time. A $10 fee is charged for all late pick–ups. Please note early drop–offs are not permitted.

AGE
Students must be registered in the classes that correspond with their age. There are no exceptions.

ABSENTEEISM
Please call Carousel Theatre in advance if your child will be absent from a class. Absenteeism can be very disruptive, so please ensure your child does not miss more than two classes.

LATENESS
Please ensure your child arrives on time for class. We respectfully request that you do not
send your child to class if he or she will be more than 10 minutes late.

GUESTS (or PARENTS) IN CLASS
For the comfort of our students and instructors, guests or parents are not permitted to observe classes, and are asked to wait in the lobby—or go and enjoy Granville Island! (If you are interested in the creation of a parent participation class for younger children, please let us know at 604.669.3410.)

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, full refunds will be provided.

BULLYING
Carousel Theatre School has ZERO tolerance for bullying of any kind. Such behavior can result in the automatic cancellation of a registration.

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